Industrialized Cyclist Notepad

China moves into British Columbia
February 2, 2012, 22:01
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Adding to their already massive holdings in Alberta.

Via Rigzone:

See this also.


Estonian “oil shale” mining from 100 miles up
February 2, 2012, 12:41
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These are the same people who claim “minimal surface disturbance.”

From Google Earth.

And here’s one of those areas from about 100,000 feet:

Historic drilling costs of U.S. oil wells

Cost per foot of oil wells, United States. Stunning chart.

From EIA:

Edison already hiding truth about San Onofre incident
February 2, 2012, 06:00
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Take note: These utilities always say the same thing and act the same way after any sort of accident. Cagey-ness and half-truths.

U.S. light vehicle sales back to cash-for-clunkers levels
February 2, 2012, 05:00
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A dagger in the heart of Peak Demand?


They never stop pushing “oil shale”
February 2, 2012, 01:51
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Hey, with “the right policies,” we can make this resource available to Royal Dutch Shell. “Right policies” would include taxpayer subsidies and environmental de-regulation. Then they can sell 100k bpd or so. Never mind that it could very well take over 100k bpd equivalent to make 100k bpd of oil out of Colorado kerogen. And there is no water available to do anything, let alone process “oil shale.” But with the “right policies” … anything is possible.

Note — “oil shale” is not “shale oil.” “Oil shale” is not oil and usually not shale either.